(Thursday, April 10, 2008) With the approval of the South Florida Water Management District, the City of West Palm Beach will be allowing all City water customers to water their lawns twice a week beginning Friday, April 18, 2008. The City had previously been on once-a-week yard watering restrictions. The decision to go to twice-a-week yard watering affects all residents in the City of West Palm Beach, the Town of Palm Beach and the Town of South Palm Beach.
Under the new restrictions, homes with odd-numbered addresses will be allowed to water their lawns on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Homes with even-numbered addresses will be allowed to water their lawns on Thursdays and Sundays. Watering is permitted between either 12:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. or between 4:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.
Beginning April 18, the City will decrease its water use surcharge. As mandated by City ordinance, customers who use more than eight units (approximately 6,000 gallons) of water per month will face a 20% surcharge on the amount of water they use in excess of the eight units. This surcharge will be included in utility bills.
Complete water restriction information can be found at wpb.org. Residents who have questions or notice water-use violations are asked to call the City’s 24-hour hotline at (561) 822-2222. Water customers can also get more information through West Palm TV (Comcast Cable channel 18).